Chicago Tribune from Chicago, Illinois on May 31, 1945 · 7
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0. S. MOURNS ITS MILITARY DEAD; STICKS TO JOBS Yanks Honor Their Fallen Comrades I BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 1 (Pictart on back page) Americans everywhere at home, in the now quiet European war areas, and in the Pacific battle theaters paused yesterday to mourn the military dead of this and past wars. Parades, religious services, and simple holiday ceremonies marked the observance of the 77th Memorial day thruout the nation while overseas thousands of fighting men and women attended special services or visited cemeteries where their fallen buddies lie. Many war plants, their sights fixed on victory over Japan, worked as usual as did most eovernment offices. 240 Civil War Vets Only a handful of the 240 remain. Ins Civil war veterans were able to join in celebrating the day which was inaugurated in honor of their dead comrades. Wreaths were placed on the tombs of the unknown soldier of World War L In London, Paris, and in Arlington national cemetery. At Hyde Park, N. Y two small children laid a wreath of spring flowers on the grave of the late Franklin D. Roosevelt. Buglers sounded taps over the graves of the dead thruout the European battle zones as soldiers silently placed American flags and Cowers in military cemeteries. Services were held at 62 American cemeteries in France, holding nearly 150,000 Americans who lost their lives in two wars. Observances also were held in Germany, where more than 8,000 Americans lie in temporary graves. On Guam, floral wreaths made by natives were placed on graves. Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish chaplains conducted services. In Washington, con gress remained in session and most government offices were open. Honor Franklin Dead Across the Potomac at Arlington cemetery War Mobilizer Vinson said: "The homage we pay our dead here today will be a mockery unless ve use to the utmost the opportunity for which they fought and died." He predicted the San Francisco conference and other international meetings would succeed "because the people of the world have demanded it." In New York City more than 300 survivors of the bomb battered Franklin paid honor to those who died aboard the carrier when it was struck by Japanese bombs. About 250,000 persons lined the ftreets to watch holiday parades in Manhattan and the Bronx. On Way to City icrrtfwiT' . V , - j - T, fcL.y Z" i 4 r W - As-'. S IrY. Mrs. Dorothy Rapp, wife of Sgt. Wayne Rapp, on her arrival in JM ew York aboard transport which brought 60 war brides from Europe to live in United States. She is on her way to Chicago. U.S. COLORS WAVE IN MUNICH A T MEMORIAL RITES BY SIGBID SCHCLTZ Chieat. Tribute Press Serried MUNICH, Germany, May 30 In Munich's Koenigsplatz where Hitler and Mussolini sealed their alliance in 1937 with a giant schutzstaffel I elite guard parade, units of the United States 45th infantry division held memorial services today. It was an unpretentious, moving ceremony. Maj. Gen. Robert Fred erick addressed the men with whom he fought in the front lines to de feat the axis forces, The colors of the 157th, 79th, and ISOth infantry regiments floated in the sunshine while 2,000 men stood on the parade ground vainly trying to hear the invocations of Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish chaplains and the general's address. In an effort to avoid imitating the loud ness cf demonstrations held in this square in preceding years, American loudspeakers were turned down too low. In September, 1937, the popula tion of Munich packed the square to see Hitler and Mussolini, while the heavy booted schutzstaffel. whose main job was to run concen tration camps, goose stepped past the fuehrer. This time the popu lation was kept off the square. i f t u ; ; i V i v. - 4 v i- "7'. '41 " '- f ., . 5 . sTZ2 ' ' - f H' ' " 'is J h . -;' '.V- r L 1 '- 'Z - ' f a TAFT CHARGES ' SECRET DRIVE ON PEACE DRAFT Gettysburg, Pa., May 30 (JP) Sen. Taft R, O.J said today that " secret " government propaganda is being used in support of compulsory post-war military training. The Ohioan spoke at a Memorial day observance in the Gettysburg National cemetery where 800 school children placed flowers on graves of 3,900 soldiers killed in the Civil war. Taft said "there Is no doubt" that the government, particularly the war and navy departments, "are straining every nerve to secure enactment" of compulsory military training before the war ends. Favors Voluntary System He told an estimated 1,200 persons that "we are indeed bankrupt of ideas if we cannot provide a method by which necessary military forces and reserves are provided during peace time by an American voluntary system." Taft called for consideration of the issue " by argument and not by propaganda," adding if " the methods being used . . . are successful they can be used to fasten upon us every kind of regulation, price con trol for business, wage control for labor, production control for farmers." The senator said " secret meetings are being held in the Pentagon building and elsewhere" in refer ring to support of the military training issue." Call Women's Groups Taft contended that on April 26 "chief executive officers of some 40 or more women's organizations were invited " to Washington. . . . It is said they were addressed by" Secretary of War Stimson, Secretary of the Navy Forrestal, Undersecretary of State Grew, Gen. George C Marshall, army chief of staff, and Adm. Ernest J. King, chief of naval operations "and other high ranking officers." ABSIE to End European Operations on July 4 LONDON, May 30 (JP The American broadcasting station in Europe ABSIE which beamed its transmissions toward occupied Europe will cease operations at midnight, July 4, the OWI announced tonight. r7??auAalt 'thi tbsi of QuA&tyr i fl fni'ilfrm Tii irn'f if i rnii il iir'f'' i Acme Ttlrphotol wife Mrs. Mrs. Betty Smidt (left). of Sgt. Arthur Smidt, and Doris Joan Bernsten, wife of Sgt. Eldon Bernsten, who also will make their new homes in Chicago. CRASH WITH TRICK DELAYS TRAItt The North Western railway'! Peninsula 400, crack streamliner, itrurk a navy truck yester day at the station at 2d av. and Sheridan rd . North Chicago, ripped a panel from the truck and delayed the south bound passenger train 15 minutes. EXPEL GERMAN WIFE OF DANISH KING'S BROTHER CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE. TUesday, May 31,1945 7 Pro 'Nazi Princess Is Banished by Monarch BY EINAR CHRISTIANSEN i Thirst Trlhane Press Service COPENHAGEN, Denmark, May 30 T" I T T , . ... fe r-nncess iieiena, wiie 01 jving Christian's brother, Prince Harald, was banished today from Denmark by royal romnnd. The couple married in 1909. The king signed the orders expelling the German born princess whose open pro-Nazi sympathies during the country's occupation vexed the royal family and made the home life of her husband and children most difficult. The princess arrived at Dastrup airdrome by car, accompanied by Prince Harald and their family. All kissed the princess. Her son-in-law, Prince Knud, husband of her daughter, Caroline Mathilde, and youngest son of the Danish king, also was present and bid her good-bye with a handshake. As the privately chartered plane, piloted by a Lt. Simon-sen, took off, Harald waved a last farewell. It is understood that Hel ena intends to live with relatives in Sonder-Gluecksburg, Germany. Associated with NazU During the German occupation Helena frequently associated with German officers, including the notorious Gestapo chief, SS Cen. Pancke, and his mistress. Baroness von Busch. When German officers visited the princess at her home. Harald would leave or remain in his room, feigning illnrts. The entire royal family disapproved Helena's behavior. Her marriage to Prince Harald is generally expected to be dissolved. Children Opposed Germans Helena's oldest son, Prince Gorm, a lieutenant in the Danish army, who lied to Sweden after the German blitzkrieg, recently returned as a member of the Danish brigade trained in Sweden. Her youngest son. Prince Olav. took an active part in the Danish resistance. A daughter. Princess Alexandrine Louise, shortly befo.-e the war married a German, Count Castell, who died in 1941. Czech Reserves Ordered to Mobilize, Says Prague New York, May 30 (JV) The Prague radio eaid tonight President Eduard Benes had ordered mobilization of all Czechoslovak reserve forces for "special military service for a period of urgent necessity." In San Francisco Jan. Masaryk, Czechoslovakia's foreign minister, said the mobilization of reserve forces is merely an attempt to regain a normal army. THE STORE FOR MEN MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY Washington and Wabash Store Hours, 9:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. ( dfmm CM mUATlONJ J UP T8 1W y The following O arrvirea included in this low price Storoq Glailnq Insurance Pickup Inspection rr Delivery rushing londed Messenger rhone DEA. 0750 or 2909 3s'39 5 CTATP ith n. 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